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Department of Music Shares Performances Online

Malcolm Bilson and others
Video frame of a man playing the piano

In lieu of its normally full slate of live events, the Department of Music is sharing a variety of faculty and student projects on a new Quarantunes page. The site includes music from pianist Xak Bjerken, violinist Ariana Kim, voice instructor Steven Stull (an aria from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”); and projects by Lucy Fitz Gibbon and Ryan McCullough, postdoc Mark Gotham and the Cornell Concert Series. New content is added regularly. Keyboard performances by Professor Emeritus Malcolm Bilson are added each Monday including Felix Mendelssohn’s meditative “Song Without Words” in A flat Major on a replica six-octave Viennese fortepiano. The series features historic keyboards from Bilson’s collection of “old pianos.” Bilson had a concert scheduled on March 4 in Vienna at Musikverein "… but I didn’t want to risk it,” Bilson said. “I lost a good concert, so I thought I would play for people from home and started with a camera making recordings. I’m having a good time doing it.”

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle